Endovascular aortoaortic tube grafts are vulnerable to failure even when initial exclusion of the aneurysm is successful. A significant association is seen between distal neck length and eventual failure. Because of the propensity toward eventual failure, the use of aortoaortic tube grafts in the infrarenal aorta cannot be recommended for typical fusiform aneurysms, even when an adequate distal neck appears to be present.
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